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Pennsylvania's Stoudts brewing has been making good beer since before many of us were born, so it's hardly a surprise that, in terms of brewing a deeply traditional style of beer, the local brewer nails it. Stoudts Pils is a world-class example of the dry, crisp style too often maligned these days: the “lowly” pilsner. Pouring as an impeccably clear gold with a thin, fizzy white head, this beer's taste and aroma sing with light grain, grass and cereal. The traditional hops are herbal and floral, giving this a nicely bitter finish and a bright, zesty aroma inviting you to refill your glass. And at a very drinkable 4.7% ABV, you surely will. Stoudts Pils is widely available, including at Monk's Cafe, Johnny Brenda's and Boot & Saddle.
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